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Daniel

Hickory Creek, TX United States | Member Since 2014

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  • War Maid’s Choice: War God, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (439)

    In Wind Rider’s Oath, Bahzell became a wind rider - the first hradani wind rider in history. And, even if Bahzell is the War God’s champion, because the wind riders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell’s ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. What’s more, Baron Tellian’s daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man - or hradani - for her. Now, War Maid’s Choice continues the story - and things really get complicated.

    Gary says: "# 4 Good, and I want more."
    "David Weber does it again."
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    Whether it's space opera or fantasy, David Weber is a past master at creating worlds with complete ecologies, political systems, economic systems and cultural underpinnings to hang them on.

    Read or listen to the first two or three books in the series before you listen to this though. Otherwise, it probably will not be nearly as enjoyable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Death on the Nile

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (500)
    Story
    (499)

    John Moffatt stars as the famous Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of Christie's most popular novels. Linnet Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a devoted husband, she has everything anyone could wish for. But as the happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, storm clouds are gathering. Linnet's former friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, follows her and Simon wherever they go and Linnet senses she is in danger.

    Lady M says: "Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot"
    "Why We Love Agatha Christie"
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    This is yet another reminder of why we love Agatha Christie. This mystery is another well crafted story with plenty of mis-direction.

    The production is "spot on". I don't think it could have been faster better.

    While it was short, I still highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • New Year Island

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Paul Draker
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (198)

    Ten strangers, recruited by an edgy new reality show and marooned on an abandoned island overrun by wildlife. One dies in a horrible accident. Nine realize they are all past survivors, alive only because they've beaten incredible odds once before. One by one, their hidden secrets are revealed. Eight discover they are trapped. Caught in a game so deadly that the most terrifying experiences of their lives were only its qualifying round, they must now face the greatest danger on the island... each other.

    Terri Berg says: "Wow, just wow!"
    "A Thriller"
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    This was almost a Stephen King novel. It touched on the supernatural through the medical musings of "what if". I don't want to give anything away or do any spoilers but this was an interesting, fast paced and well plotted book. Or that was my take on it. I have a medical and biology background so perhaps that's why it was so interesting. The theories advanced were actually hung on biochemical properties, though they certainly don't produce the effects in real life they did in the book.

    The observations on survivors were spot on also, though those characteristics ascribed to survivors also are apparent in our firefighters, good police, paramedics and emergency workers. There's some percentage of people who react in emergencies right away. Then there are some who can be told what to do and will do it. The vast majority in our pampered world just stand there and look stupid if things go into the... er... waste receptacle. It's not anyone's fault. It's just they've always been sheltered from really difficult situations. This book talks a lot about that upper percentage of people who beat the odds and survived when that mentioned waste receptacle was being filled rapidly.

    I recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gathering Prey: Prey, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (302)

    They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes - they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing.

    Vida T. Yancy says: "Very good!"
    "Another Prey Book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Sandford continues to write in his inimitable way about the adventures of Lucas Davenport. This book does not disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wings of Steele: Flight of Freedom, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Burger
    • Narrated By Kevin Clay
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Jack Steele's Freedom is no longer the wounded duck she once was. They leave UFW Blackmount Station repaired and retooled, with a complete crew, fully armed and resupplied, ready to hunt. But life in a busy and turbulent universe is rarely as simple as one would hope it to be.

    Daniel says: "Better than the First Book"
    "Better than the First Book"
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    This book seemed much less sophomoric than the first one. I am not sure why. Perhaps it is the performance of the reader, who really did a great job.

    Thus, 5 stars accross the board.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Trail to Buddha’s Mirror: A Neal Carey Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (87)

    Robert Pendleton is a chemical genius with a fertilizer worth a fortune to whoever controls the formula. Not surprisingly, the Bank, his notoriously exclusive backer, wants to keep an eye on its investment. But so does the CIA. And the Chinese government. And a few shadier organizations. So when Pendleton disappears from a conference in San Francisco, along with all of his research, Neal Carey enters the picture.

    Kevin says: "Waiting for the second book in the series"
    "Just as Good"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Just as good as the first Neal Carey book. This time I learned a great deal about China; most especially it's recent history.

    Don Winslow is a talented writer and Joe Barrett brought the book to life. I

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Cool Breeze on the Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (685)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (530)

    Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room. Now it's payback time.

    mindusq says: "Joe Barrett reading Don Winslow = joy squared"
    "Great Book"
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    I loved this book. The plot is intricate, the writing is excellent and the characters are well developed.

    The narration was good, though there were a few mis-pronounced words. I recommend this book heartily.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Norwegian by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Derek B. Miller
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (546)
    Story
    (547)

    Sheldon Horowitz - 82 years old, impatient, and unreasonable - is staying with his granddaughter's family in Norway when he disappears with a stranger's child. Sheldon is an ex-Marine, and he feels responsible for his son's death in Vietnam. Recently widowed and bereft, he talks to the ghosts of his past constantly. To Norway's cops, Sheldon is just an old man who is coming undone at the end of a long and hard life. But Sheldon is clear in his own mind.

    Sara says: "Don't Miss This Amazing Book"
    "I couldn't put it down."
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    Seriously! It was that good. The ending was not what I hoped for ; though it was poignant.

    Sean Managan did a great job on the reading. Get this book. You won't regret it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Snow Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Eowyn Ivey
    • Narrated By Debra Monk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1925)
    Performance
    (1680)
    Story
    (1670)

    Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

    Bonny says: "Magical, realistic and well worth listening to"
    "Truly a remarkable book"
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    Is it a fantasy novel? Is it an adult fairy tale? I'm not sure just how to classify this truly remarkable book of an aging childless couple who move to Alaska sometime before it became a state and homesteaded somewhere north of Anchorage.

    I won't give any of the plot away. You can read that in the book notes anyway. What I want to talk about is the lyrical prose and the emotive drive of the writing. I want to say that my faith in women authors has been renewed as love scenes were handled tastefully without any graphic sex. (THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I had about given up on female authors and anything that remotely sounded like it had any romance in it. I'm not a prude, mind you. I'm just not a fan of gratuitous sex scenes that add nothing to the plot.) This book was full of beautiful scenes of the heart instead.

    I normally am a fan of action books. (Hey, I'm a guy!) This was on sale, so I bought it and I am so glad I did. I only write reviews on books that I particularly enjoy, and this was one that will stay with me for a very, very long time. The images invoked in my mind's eye by Eowyn Ivey were so striking, and so beautiful, and astounding, that I feel like this story will be with me forever.

    Debra Monk's reading was spot on. Her rendition of the loud and chaotic neighbors was just hilarious, and her soft and melodious reading of the descriptions of such things as the silk and swan feather wedding dress and the snowflake on the hand of the Snow Child and... oh so many other other striking scenes were just memorable and perfect.

    I recommend this book to anyone. it's probably PG only because of the brutal nature of the hunting and fishing and killing that is done to survive in such a difficult environment. Even those scenes though are done with a deep appreciation that each animal sacrificed its life to allow humans to live.

    Beautifully written book and a wonderful reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (2040)
    Performance
    (1488)
    Story
    (1491)

    The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

    Big Art says: "Makes my top 10 Zombie Stories of all time!!"
    "Could OnlyStand It For An Hour Or So"
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    The protagonist, still grieving over his wife who died more than two years ago makes one bad decision after another while NOT figuring out there is a zombie outbreak outside his little apartment. he agonizes over everything and it just got old . NO ONE is THAT big a whimp AND also THAT big an idiot. it just got to be too much . I had to stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Live Free or Die: Troy Rising, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2445)
    Performance
    (1768)
    Story
    (1785)

    When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

    Amazon Customer says: "Republican Physicists in Space!!!"
    "A Ringo Classic"
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    If you're a John Ringo fan, you won't be disappointed with this book, or this series. The books are long, but the plots aren't complicated.

    When the earth is subjugated by aliens with a culture that values strength there is a guy who through perseverance and foresight finds a way to lead the human race out from under their ... ummmm... alien digits. (As I remember the first alien race has tentacles...) Anyway, our intrepid hero, through the application of good capitalistic methods and conservative values as well as sheer old fashioned flag waving patriotism inspires and cajoles and kicks and pushes and pulls the rest of the country and the world into defying the alien menace and throwing them out of the solar system and then successfully defending Sol and Terra against an attack to take it back.

    And yes, he's a bit hard to take unless you're maybe a Tea Party member. But you know. it's a darn good story, and it's a great bit of drama and often during his patriotic speeches, while he's rallying the troops just before our boys and girls take on what is supposed to be aliens who are way ahead of us in tech and who should kick our butts; when he's talking about the values of the founding fathers and how they stood up to the British and how they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor; when those words and others like them were read and I heard them, I felt tears come to my eyes, and I felt a chill come up my spine. And yes, of course, the US and Terra won the battles, though they were hard fought too many good people were lost, for such is the nature of war.

    So, again, I find myself recommending a John Ringo book. I'm rating it five starts and highly recommending it. Listen to it. You'll be inspired I believe. I was, again, by this author.

    Mark Boyett is one of my favorite narrators. He caught all the flavor of the characters, kept them all straight and kept this long book moving along. He's a great narrator/reader.

    Get this book and the following books. You'll enjoy them if you like action, great character development and great storytelling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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